Indian polyester producer JBF Industries is to launch Europe’s biggest PET plant to date, a facility with 432,000 tpa nominal output which it will build in Geel, Belgium with completion set for 2014. Mumbai-based JBF plans to manufacture high quality PET for bottles and packaging applications using purified terephthalic acid (PTA) feedstock supplied by the company BP Chembel from its adjacent site in Geel. The new PET plant will be constructed by the German engineering company Uhde Inventa-Fischer. The facility will make use of the engineering firm’s state-of-the-art, energy-efficient MTR Melt-to-Resin technology in producing quality PET pellets. The integration of a 54,000 tpa Flakes-to-Resin (FTR) recycling line will allow the new plant to replace up to 25% of the total raw material PTA required for its production with recycled material.